Thoughts From The Dugout

The Twins just finished a four game series in Baltomore where they got a split. Still haven’t won a series yet this season and have yet to score 6 runs or more in the game. They are the only team in the majors who’s yet to score at least six runs in a game.

However, I do believe that there are signs that the Twins could be turning the corner offensively. Michael Cuddyer has hit 2 homers in the past 2 games and Jason Kubel hit 2 home runs this past weekend against the Rays and Drew Butera had 3 RBIs in the game last Sunday.

However, we’ve still not broken out offensively. The Twins will have a game soon where everyone will start hitting and the offense will wake up and do what it’s been projected to do. And folks, you’ve to remember that it’s early in the season. Plus, Joe Mauer is now on the Disabled List, but should be back sometime in the next week or two. My guess is it will probably be with in the next 2 weeks. Justin Morneau has been battling the flu the past five days and Delmon Young has not been playing these past few days because he’s had the flu plus bruised ribs. It should be noted that he will be having an MRI tomorrow morning and if things don’t look good, expect either Ben Revere or Rene Tosoni to be called up. Revere’s hitting at a .231 clip in 13 games with 4 RBIs and 5 runs scored for Rochester. Tosoni is hitting at .294 with 5 doubles and 3 home runs with 15 RBIs and 6 runs scored.

A minor league note I think is worth mentioning is Kyle Gibson had a no hitter through six innings for Rochester in game one of a doubleheader earlier Thursday, but the Red Wings lost in Extra Innings 4-2. I’m sure someone like Pat Rouise will probably be talking about how the Twins pitching needs some more improvement and that we should bring up Gibson. But, I wouldn’t expect that to happen anytime soon. To update you fans on how the 2009 no. 1 draft pick for the Twins is doing, here are some stats. Gibson has made 3 starts allowing only 6 runs total in 14 innings of pitching. He’s only allowed 2 walks with 13 strikeouts.

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